Mascoma’s products are based on the idea of leveraging modern biotechnology to improve the cost of production for commodity fuels and chemicals produced from biomass.  In much the same way that the tools of modern biotechnology have been used to improve the characteristics of the world’s major crops, Mascoma’s engineered yeast provide improved yields and decreased costs to the world’s biofuel producers.  The abundance of genetic tools and long history of safe use for a variety of purposes, makes our yeast technology applicable across a large variety of markets and geographies.